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Japanese companies fight for share of EUV chip technology sector asia.nikkei.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 3 weeks ago in Science & Technology

A next-generation semiconductor technology known as extreme ultraviolet lithography, or EUV, is the focus of intensifying competition among Japanese chipmaking equipment manufacturers including Tokyo Electron and Lasertec.

EUV exposure equipment, the core of the technology, is a cutting-edge chipmaking apparatus in the highly complex world of producing semiconductors that are indispensable to powering high technology products. The ongoing generational change involving technological advances in the chipmaking equipment market is worth more than 6 trillion yen ($56.5bn) annually and is naturally generating a huge impact.